AGENDA RANCHO PALOS VERDES PLANNING COMMISSION TUESDAY, TUESDAY, October 14, 2008 RANCHO PALOS VERDES PLANNING COMMISSION AGENDA FRED HESSE COMMUNITY PARK, 29301 HAWTHORNE BOULEVARD REGULAR MEETING 7:00 P.M. AGENDA RANCHO PALOS VERDES PLANNING COMMISSION TUESDAY, TUESDAY, TUESDAY, October 14, 2008 RANCHO PALOS VERDES PLANNING COMMISSION AGENDA RANCHO PALOS VERDES PLANNING COMMISSION AGENDA FRED HESSE COMMUNITY PARK, 29301 HAWTHORNE BOULEVARD REGULAR MEETING 7:00 P.M. AGENDA RANCHO PALOS VERDES PLANNING COMMISSION TUESDAY, TUESDAY, October 14, 2008 RANCHO PALOS VERDES PLANNING COMMISSION AGENDA FRED HESSE COMMUNITY PARK, 29301 HAWTHORNE BOULEVARD REGULAR MEETING 7:00 P.M.

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AGENDA RANCHO PALOS VERDES PLANNING COMMISSION THURSDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2008FRED HESSE COMMUNITY PARK, 29301 HAWTHORNE BOULEVARD ADJOURNED REGULAR MEETING 7:00 P.M. AGENDA RANCHO PALOS VERDES PLANNING COMMISSION THURSDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2008 FRED HESSE COMMUNITY PARK, 29301 HAWTHORNE BOULEVARD ADJOURNED REGULAR MEETING 7:00 P.M. AGENDA RANCHO PALOS VERDES PLANNING COMMISSION THURSDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2008 FRED HESSE COMMUNITY PARK, 29301 HAWTHORNE BOULEVARD ADJOURNED REGULAR MEETING 7:00 P.M.

AGENDA
RANCHO PALOS VERDES PLANNING COMMISSION
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2008

FRED HESSE COMMUNITY PARK, 29301 HAWTHORNE BOULEVARD
REGULAR MEETING
7:00 P.M.
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SCHEDULING NOTES

REQUESTS TO SPEAK ON AN ITEM MUST BE SUBMITTED TO THE DIRECTOR OF PLANNING, BUILDING & CODE ENFORCEMENT PRIOR TO THE COMPLETION OF THE REMARKS OF THE FIRST SPEAKER ON THE ITEM. NO REQUEST FORMS WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER THAT TIME.

PURSUANT TO ADOPTED PLANNING COMMISSION PROCEDURE, UNLESS THE PLANNING COMMISSION AGREES TO SUSPEND ITS RULES, NO NEW BUSINESS WILL BE HEARD AFTER ll:00 P.M. AND NO ITEM WILL BE HEARD PAST MIDNIGHT. ANY ITEMS NOT HEARD BECAUSE OF THE TIME LIMITS WILL BE AUTOMATICALLY CONTINUED TO THE NEXT COMMISSION AGENDA.


NEXT P.C. RESOLUTION NO. 2008-35 ______________________________________________________________________

CALL TO ORDER:

FLAG SALUTE:

ROLL CALL:

APPROVAL OF AGENDA:

COMMUNICATIONS:

City Council Items:

Staff:

Commission:

COMMENTS FROM THE AUDIENCE (regarding non-agenda items):

CONSENT CALENDAR:


1. REVISION TO CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT, GRADING PERMIT, MINOR EXCEPTION PERMIT, SITE PLAN REVIEW & ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT (CASE NO. ZON2007-00598): 5448 Crest Road / St. John Fisher Catholic Church (LM)
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Request: A request for a Grading Permit, Minor Exception Permit, Sign Permit and Revision of the existing Conditional Use Permit #96, to establish a Master Plan for the St. John Fisher Church and School property including: The construction of a new sanctuary, preschool, administration building, library, art room, storage area, garage and offices; demolition of existing rectory, youth building and offices; remodel existing offices and classrooms, converting the existing convent into a new rectory and converting the existing sanctuary into a new gymnasium, 30,688 cubic yards of grading (excavation, fill and export), and a new sign at the corner of Crest Road and Crenshaw Boulevard.

Action Deadline: October 23, 2008

Recommendation: Adopt P.C. Resolution No. 2008-__, thereby certifying the Mitigated Negative Declaration and approving the Mitigation Monitoring Program for the St. John Fisher Master Plan Case No. ZON2007-00492; and Adopt P.C. Resolution No. 2008-__, thereby approving the St. John Fisher Master Plan, including CUP #96 – Revision “D,” Grading Permit, Minor Exception Permit and Sign Permit Case No. ZON2007-00492.

CONTINUED BUSINESS:

2. HEIGHT VARIATION, GRADING PERMIT & CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT (CASE NO. ZON2007-00593): 5 Cayuse Lane / Goddard (KF)
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Request: A request to construct a new, 6,507-square-foot 2-story single-family residence and attached second dwelling unit; and to conduct two hundred forty-five cubic yards (245 CY) of related grading. The maximum height of the project is proposed to be 25’ from the lowest finished grade covered by the structure and 25’ from the highest existing grade covered by the structure.

Action Deadline: November 14, 2008

Recommendation: Continue the public hearing, without discussion, to the October 30, 2008, Planning Commission meeting.

(This item was continued from the July 22 and August 12, 2008, Planning Commission meetings)

3. CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT, GRADING PERMIT, SIGN PROGRAM & ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT (CASE NO. ZON2002-00216): 29941 Hawthorne Boulevard / Chhabria (KF)
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Request: A request to construct a new, 7,116-square-foot 1-story office building with twenty-nine (29) parking spaces in a 6,466-square-foot subterranean garage and an adjoining surface parking lot, and 9,943 cubic yards of related grading. The maximum height of the proposed building is 13’-6” from the highest existing grade covered by the structure, and 28’-6” from the point where the lowest foundation meets finished grade.

Action Deadline: January 17, 2009

Recommendation: Continue the public hearing, without discussion, to the October 30, 2008, Planning Commission meeting.

(This item was continued from the August 12 and September 23, 2008 Planning Commission meetings)

4. HEIGHT VARIATION & GRADING PERMIT (CASE NO. ZON2006-00643): 16 Rockinghorse Road / Chen (KF)
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Request: A request to construct a new, 5,852-square-foot, 2-story single-family residence and attached 3-car garage; and conduct 781 cubic yards of related grading. The residence would have a maximum height of twenty-six feet (26’-0”) from the lowest finished grade adjacent to the foundation to the highest ridgeline; and fifteen feet (15’-0”) from the highest point of the existing building pad covered by the structure to the highest ridgeline.

Action Deadline: October 20, 2008

Recommendation: If the Planning Commission agrees with Staff that the most-recently revised project is compatible with the immediate neighborhood, adopt P.C. Resolution No. 2008-__, thereby conditionally approving the requested height variation and grading permit for the most-recently revised proposal.

(This item was continued from the July 8, July 22, and September 23, 2008, Planning Commission meetings)

5. TRACT MAP AMENDMENT, CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT REVISION & GRADING PERMIT (CASE NO. ZON2007-00061): 2902 Vista Del Mar / Didominicantonio (ES)
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Request: A request to revise the approved footprint and development specified in Conditional Use Permit No. 23 and the Seacliff Hills Development Guidelines, to accommodate the construction of a new split-level residence and basement, with detached garage measuring a total of 11,688 square feet (garage and basement included), and 1,988 cubic yards of associated grading. Lastly, the project includes a request to adjust the “Restricted Use Area” on the property to accommodate a driveway to access the residence.

Action Deadline: October 25, 2008

Recommendation: Adopt P.C. Resolution No. 2008-__, thereby approving the request for a Tract Map Amendment, Conditional Use Permit Revision and Grading Permit (Case No. ZON2007-00061).

(This item was continued from the September 23, 2008, Planning Commission meeting)

6. GENERAL PLAN AMENDMENT, ZONE CHANGE, VARIANCE, CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT, GRADING AND ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT (CASE NO. ZON2008-00091): 28103 Hawthorne Boulevard (CVS Pharmacy) /Tricor Southwest Corporation (ES)
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Request: A request to change the General Plan Land Use designation from Residential (2-4 d.u./acre) to Commercial Retail, and the Zoning designation from RS-4 (Single-Family Residential) with Automotive Service Station Overlay to CL (Commercial Limited). Further, the project proposes to demolish an existing Valero gas station building with service bays and a cashier kiosk, and the related canopy, gas pumps and fuel storage tanks; and, construct a new 10,880 square foot pharmacy/convenience store building at the southeast corner of the lot (closest to the intersection) measuring 20-feet in overall height as measured from lowest finish grade to highest ridgeline of the structure; install wall-mounted and monument signage; a new trash enclosure; and, conduct 3,948 cubic yards of grading to accommodate construction of the new building.

Action Deadline: None

Recommendation: 1) Accept public testimony and discus the merits of the revised project; 2) Close the public hearing; 3) formulate a recommendation to the City Council on the application package and adopt the appropriate Resolution(s) to memorialize the Planning Commission’s recommendation.

(This item was continued from the June 10, July 8, and August 26, 2008, Planning Commission meetings)

PUBLIC HEARINGS:

7. REVISION TO CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT (CASE NO. ZON2008-00374): 6507 Ocean Crest Drive / AT&T (SK)
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Request: A request to revise a Conditional Use Permit to allow the installation of 1 additional antenna panel to the corner of an existing elevator penthouse on the rooftop of the existing Palos Verdes apartment building and upgrade existing equipment cabinets.

Action Deadline: October 17, 2008

Recommendation: Adopt P.C. Resolution No. 2008-__, thereby approving the revision to an existing Conditional Use Permit (Case No. ZON2008-00374).

NEW BUSINESS:

NONE

APPROVAL OF MINUTES:


8. MINUTES OF SEPTEMBER 9, 2008
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ITEMS TO BE PLACED ON FUTURE AGENDAS:

9. PRE-AGENDA FOR THE MEETING OF OCTOBER 28, 2008
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Commission

ADJOURNMENT:

The next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, October 28, 2008, 7:00 P.M. at Hesse Park.

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American with Disabilities Act: In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, if you require a disability-related modification or accommodation to attend or participate in this meeting, including auxiliary aids or services, please call the Director of Planning, Building and Code Enforcement at 310 544-5228 at least 48 hours prior to the meeting.

Notes.

1. Staff reports are available for inspection at City Hall, 30940 Hawthorne Boulevard during regular business hours, 7:30 A.M. to 5:30 P.M. Monday – Thursday and 7:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. on Friday. The agenda and staff reports can also be viewed at Hesse Community Park, 29301 Hawthorne Boulevard during the Planning Commission meeting.

2. Materials related to an item on this Agenda submitted to the Planning Commission after distribution of the agenda packet are available for public inspection at the front counter of the Planning Division lobby at City Hall, which is located at 30940 Hawthorne Boulevard, Rancho Palos Verdes during normal business hours as stated in the paragraph above.

3. You can also view the agenda and staff reports at the City’s website www.palosverdes.com/RPV